Domaine Tatin is a family-owned winery situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, France. Spanning picturesque vineyards, this estate is renowned for its commitment to organic viticulture.
Chantal WILK and Jean TATIN took over the cereal farm of Jean’s father, Raymond Tatin, in 1988. Along with the cereals, they started growing and selling locally Berry strawberries and sweetcorn.
Then they discovered the wine-growing potential of their region, and, wanting to take up new challenges and embark on something for their area, they created the wine estates at the beginning of the Nineties – Domaines Le Tremblay and Les Ballandors. Thus, they took part in the renewal of the AOC Quincy, and founded the Cave Romane in Brinay with other winegrowers. And so, the first white wines of the Domain were born.
A third of our vineyard is in organic conversion: it is the vines of the Domaine des Ballandors. You might wonder why only one 3rd. With organic vinegrowing, you have to be able to treat the entire surface in one day, and you must react quickly if it rains to avoid mildew (treating at the weekend, etc.). At the moment, we don’t have enough equipment to treat 35 hectares of vines in one day. Slowly but surely we’re continuing to move towards sustainable vinegrowing which respects the environment.
The Cave Romane in Brinay was founded in 1993 by seven young Quincy winegrowers, including Jean and Chantal. They decided to build a shared structure, which would allow them to make and bottle their own wines, conserving the identity and particularities of their individual domain. In the respect of local traditions, proud of their heritage, they renovated an old Berry farm building in the heart of the village of Brinay, to set up winemaking facilities, a bottling plant and a retail area.
Today, about two thirds of our wines are still elaborated there, in collaboration with Bernard Paoletti, the œnologist and Vincent Guillet, the cellar master.